I am looking to build a gaming pc capable of playing games such as Skyrim and Battlefield 3 to a high level. I also want this pc to last several years without needing frequent upgrades. My total budget, including software, monitor, wireless card etc is around £900.
This is my first attempt to build a pc and, though I have spent much of the last few days immersing myself in forums such as these, I am still far from an expert. So any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Below is the build I am planning on going for based on the suggestions of pc gamer but with a few personal changes.
It would be great if you could give me feedback on my suggested set up (is it even compatible?!), telling me where you think I could cut down, bulk up and swap. Also if you know of anywhere I can get these products cheaper that would be great too!
I have my own mouse, keyboard and speaker already.
I am really unsure about a monitor. I was hoping to get a good one for under £100. Is that possible? (PC Gamer suggested the AOC i2353Ph for £140)
The final provisional cost without a fan (as mentioned) and without a sound card (I am not really that bothered about sound quality, I am assuming the mother board's sound will be ok) is around £850.
Thank you for reading. As I have said, any help would be amazing!
That's a pretty solid build there.
For a monitor you really want a 24" screen, which are around £150, I got an ASUS VE248H off of amazon for £151 a month or 2 ago and it hasn't let me down.
Also, the stock cooler on my i7 2600k was pretty dire, it was reaching 90 Degrees C on max so I got a Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus, great cooler.
Overall that is a pretty nice build, when I built my PC I got almost everything off of amazon due to it being the cheapest or on Par with other retailers and amazons customer support is superb, when my Mobo onboard sound died, I called up amazon and I got the reply, "We'll send you another one, send back your one back whenever"
Thanks for your help!
I will definitely look for all the parts on amazon, they are very reliable.
The cooler looks good, might well get it.
I was thinking of getting this screen- www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/22%22+ARIAN...
It is cheap and 22" but I doubt the quality is great.
Any suggestions for an alternative graphics card?